A 24-year-old man has died at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
According to NME, the Clark County Coroner has identified the young man as Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California, and aren’t sure what was the cause of his death.
Police were told that Tsang collapsed in the parking lot while leaving the all-day festival, and that he suffers from an unidentified medical condition. He was then taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Officials behind EDC have released the following statement:
Today we learned some very tragic news, that after attending the festival a guest of the show has passed away. We are deeply saddened by this news, and hope that everyone will join us in keeping his family and friends in their thoughts during this very difficult time. Dance music fans pride themselves in being part of a loving community and, as we get ready to start the second night of the show, we ask everyone to help us keep this event safe. Look after your group of friends, utilize the buddy system, and if you see something, say something. No one should ever hesitate to ask any of our medical staff, public safety personnel or Insomniac staff for help, or call 911 in case of an emergency. One death is one too many, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe, healthy and happy, tonight and every night.”
This is EDC’s fourth year in Las Vegas. The event moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the controversy over the 2010 death of a 15-year-old attendant who was treated for drug intoxication.
Our condolences go out to Tsang’s family.